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MUSIC AND WINE Strictly Jazz // Elian Neosoul Sessions - Part 1 // Episode 111
July 14, 2019 07:21 PM PDT
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The MUSIC AND WINE Strictly Jazz sound continues its evolution. In this episode, we're back in the studio recording what we're calling The Neosoul Sessions, featuring the more contemporary, conscious hip-hop side of jazz.

PART 1 Playlist:

01 Spread Too Thin (feat. Lindsay Olsen) Joomanji
02 .44 Alpha Mist
03 Dancing In The Rain. Blu, Exile
04 Kyoki. Alfa Mist
05 Untitled/Fantastic. Slum Village
06 This One’s for the Ladies and Gents. Tall Black Guy
07 Where’s Yesterday. Slakah The Beatchild
08 Motor City 17. J Dilla
09 Poetry. The RH Factor, Q-Tip, Erykah Badu
10 When You Hold Me. Braxton Cook
11 Fly Away. August Greene
12 Think Twice. J Dilla
13 Intentions. Terrance Martin presents The Pollyseeds
14 Common Free Style. The RH Factor, Common

MUSIC AND WINE Strictly Jazz // Elian Birthday Special - May 17 at Element // Episode 110
May 09, 2019 07:28 PM PDT
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The music continues!!! This time, we bring the mwJazz vibe to Element Boutique Hotel, the cool hip spot where everyone loves to hang out. It's artsy and cozy, and there's an outdoor area with fans where many tend to gravitate. And most important, it's all fitted out with a nice sound system. They've got a wide variety of fun drinks and cocktails, and our guess is, more than one person will head home with half a dozen croissants and a baguette for breakfast the next day winking Just look for Mae Carl Perdon or Armand Lafare and they'll take care of you.

And did I mention it's my birthday? Nothing would make me happier than to celebrate another year of life with my friends. Drop by and give me a hug and a high five!

Once again DPGK will be stealthily taking those unique photos throughout the night. If you haven't seen his previous photographic coverage of MUSIC AND WINE Strictly Jazz parties, you're missing out on some serious art!

See you this Friday!
Elian Habayeb and Inés Cabarrus-Habayeb

01 Groove. Brooklyn Circle
02 I Have a Dream. Herbie Hancock
03 It’s Just Talk. Bob Curnow’s L.A. Big Band
04 Someday We’ll All Be Free. Cory Henry
05 Dreamsville. Randy Halberstadt
06 Another Life. Pat Metheny Group
07 One. Joey DeFrancesco
08 People Make the World Go Round. Milt Jackson
09 The Runaround. Hughes Smith Quintet
10 Beauty and the Beast. Antonio Adolfo
11 Of Lights And Shadows. Hristo Vitchev Quartet
12 Until. Stephon Harris, Blackout
13. “E” for Eleanora. Joe Mazzaferro
14. Son of Thirteen. Pat Metheny
15. Joyous. Shabaka and the Ancestors
16. Rain River. Pat Metheny Group
17. September in the Rain. Roy Hargrove

MUSIC & WINE Strictly Jazz // Elian Feb 2019 mix // I'm Glad There Is You - Episode 109
March 15, 2019 09:17 PM PDT
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The music continues! Keep the dial locked here to find out when and where the next #mwJazz instalment will take place. Meanwhile, check out January party photos at www.facebook.com/musicandwineradio

Elian & Ines

Studio recorded on Feb 23, 2019

01 i’m glad there is you. roy hargrove
02 passarim. brothers nevala carswell kozak
03 familiar fields pt 1. hristo vitchev quartet
04 i never told you. quincy jones
05 spain. chick corea, return to forever
06 ‘long come tutu. george benson, al jarreau
07 stolen moments. antonio adolfo
08 in the clouds. dongfeng liu, john benitez
09 gymnopedie no. 1. cyrus chestnut
10 bouriyan. lionel loueke, christi joza orisha
11 yes or no. curtis brothers quartet
12 ‘round midnight. the south florida jazz orchestra
13 santa cruz. chucho valdez
14 and this too shall pass. stefon harris, david sanchez
15 a story within the story. pat metheny group
16 bossa nova u.s.a. brucket brothers quartet
17 whisper not. keith jarrett trio
18 bésame mucho. alfredo rodriguez
19 misty. stan getz

MUSIC AND WINE Strictly Jazz // Elian Jan 2019 mix // Episode 108
January 29, 2019 12:09 AM PST
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Another gorgeous night at the Top of the Alpha by Louie Y last Friday night January 25th as we hosted our third instalment of MUSIC AND WINE Strictly Jazz to rave reviews by everyone in attendance. We'll soon be announcing the date of the next mwJazz, so stay tuned.

Here's the evening's soundtrack:

01 Soul Eyes. Geri Allen
02 402E. 116th St. Montreal Hard Bop Five
03 Poinciana. Keith Jarrett Trio
04 5-5-7 Pat Metheny Group
05 Blues For Harry Bosch. Grace Kelley
06 New Hope. Earl MacDonald
07 Sunshine. Nancy Wilson
08 Better Days. South Florida Jazz Orchestra
09 Natureza. Antonio Adolfo
10 Brown Belle Blues. Stefon Harris
11 It’s Only A Paper Moon. Herbie Hancock
12 Rise. Herb Alpert
13 Johnny Come Lately. Hank Jones
14 Elvy. Brainpower
15 Sosh. Or Bareket, Shachar Elnatan
16 Can We Change The World. Maysa
17 Footprints. Antonio Adolfo
18 For Him, For Her. Stefon Harris
19 Slow Is The New Fast. Lyder Ovreas Roed
20 Anastasia. Stefano Di Battista

Elian and Ines

MUSIC AND WINE Strictly Jazz // TOA Xmas Party Dec 22 // Episode 107
December 16, 2018 09:02 PM PST
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After last month's phenomenal launch of MUSIC AND WINE Strictly Jazz, we return to the Top of the Alpha this Saturday, December 22nd to host the second instalment of this monthly event. This time, it happens to fall on the night of the Christmas Party of proprietor Louie Ysmael. In other words, this promises to be a heck of a night! So dress festively, and don't leave that Santa hat at home!

Here's the December music mix prepared for the occasion.

01. Joy Is Sorrow Unmasked. Roy Hargrove
02. Africa. NEXT Collective
03. Prismic Dance. Hristo Vitchev Quartet
04. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? Milt Jackson
05. Astral Traveling. Pharaoh Sanders
06. Rotation. Herb Alpert
07. So It May Secretly Begin. Pat Metheny Group
08. Strasbourg / St. Denis. Roy Hargrove
09. Moonbeam. Alfredo Rodriguez
10. Storm. Gary Burton
11. Off Shore. RADS Krusaders
12. Far More Blue. Brubeck Brothers Quartet
13. Picture Frame. Organik Vibe Trio
14. Love Is Stronger Than Pride. Herbie Hancock
15. E Luxo So'. Ensemble Novo
16. Moondance. Ramsey Lewis, Nancy Wilson
17. 3 Wise Men. Brubeck Brothers Quartet
18. For The Time Being. Peter Erskine, Dr. Um Band
19. Sunflower. Milt Jackson
20. God Bless The Child. José James

MUSIC & WINE Strictly Jazz
December 22 9pm
Top of the Alpha by Louie Y
Alphaland Penthouse

Open to the public. No cover.

MUSIC AND WINE Strictly Jazz // Launch Nov 23 2018 Top of the Alpha // Episode 106
November 01, 2018 01:06 AM PDT
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Elian and Ines proudly announce their latest passion project: MUSIC AND WINE presents Strictly Jazz, a monthly event held at the swanky new jazz bar Top of the Alpha by Louie Y. The launch party is scheduled for Friday November 23rd at 9pm.

Elian Habayeb and Ines Cabarrus-Habayeb aren't new to the scene. They've been doing this for quite a while now.

Just 10 years ago, MUSIC AND WINE was a radio show, a weekly party, and a newspaper column that the couple produced and authored. And, although the Saturday event at the Mandarin Oriental's "Martinis" bar and the column in the Manila Standard Today ceased when the couple opened their first Chihuahua Mexican Grill, the syndicated radio program airing on the no longer existent 106.7 DreamFM "Manila's Jazz Authority" and on sister stations nationwide continued garnering an ever-growing listener base. As a podcast, MUSIC AND WINE Radio reaches the four corners of the Earth with hundreds of thousands of downloads and subscribers, just recently earning the #18 spot on Podomatic's global house music ranking.

Today, DJ Elian remains the "music" part of the relationship, focusing on jazz more than ever before in his career. He obsessively follows the evolution of this American art form as it takes root in the world's most progressive societies, from New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and New Orleans, to Montreal, Toyko, Copenhagen, and Montreux. "There is a direct correlation between how dynamic a society is and how high the concentration of jazz bars," says Elian. "Jazz is the most advanced form of music out there today. Any musician that plays it must be a true master of his instrument." Elian plans to play DJ sets of "nothing but jazz" all night long, with carefully selected tracks dropped at the most appropriate points of the evening.

His wife Ines holds a Level 3 Wine & Spirit Education Trust certificate and was a founding faculty member of top hospitality school Enderun, where she taught "beverage management" for five years. An avid jazz fan herself, she plans to work the room talking wine and helping guests find the perfect libation to pair with the evening's tunes.

And just as jazz is abstract music, expect abstract photography by DPGK.

Don't miss this if you're a fan of music, wine or both. And come congratulate Louie Ysmael on his gorgeous new jazz bar at the penthouse of the Alpha building!


01 'sup. bicoastal collective

02 brazilian love affair. negroni's trio

03 compared to what. roberta flack

04 n'tiana's dream. chico freeman

05 jazz is a four-letter word. nicholas payton

06 november. electric squeezebox orchestra

07 thematic. kait dunton

08 trust. roy hargrove

09 towards the light. pat metheny brad mehldau

10 invocation. bobby mcferrin

11 speak no evil. antonio adolfo

12 new direction. herlin riley



soul jazz deep house music


Elian's Abstract Cerebral Sessions // House of Love // Oct 3 2003 - Episode 105
October 19, 2018 06:32 PM PDT
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Another throwback to the House of Love days. Enjoy!

elian WEEKEND PROJECT grease 02.22.15 - Episode 104
September 19, 2018 02:30 AM PDT
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Here's a mix from the WEEKEND PROJECT series, with music by Frankie Valli, Daft Punk, Lou Rawls, James Brown, Janet Jackson, Kool n the Gang, George Benson, Paul Simon, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Julio Iglesias, Natalie Merchant, Luis Miguel, Tina Turner and others.

Bonsoir winking

NY Underground Sessions .Vol 3. ELIAN Sep 2003 - Episode 103
August 13, 2018 07:24 AM PDT
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This mix is from the Bellissima days, featuring tracks by Jazzanova, Kenny Bobien, Roy Ayers, and many many more. Enjoy!


Ascend .Mix 1. Elian Oct 2007 - Episode 102
June 25, 2018 12:32 AM PDT
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This is an audition mix I put together 10 years ago for a monthly party Kevin Ruiz, Wendell Garcia and I were pitching to a club called Ascend in the Fort. The night never materialized, and the club went belly up, but the mix is gold. Happy to share it with you all here on our deep house music podcast


01 Freedom (Make It Funky) Black Magic
02 Don't Hold Me Down (Quentin Harris Remix) Tortured Soul
03 Simple Things (Sacred Rhythms Remix) Roland Clark
04 Cafe Sol (Para Carolina) Alistair Colling
05 Tumbao (LV EOL Remix) Luisito Quintero
06 TBA
07 The Cure & The Cause (Dennis Ferrer Remix) Fish Go Deep feat. Tracey K
08 Let's Be Young (Original Mix) Quentin Harris
09 You Can't Have New York (Shelter Anthem Vocal Mix) Monique Bingham & Quentin Harris
10 Believe (Extended) Soldiers of Twilight

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